Broken Bay Diocese students and teachers have been kicking goals both literally and metaphorically this year – with our football and touch teams winning their grand finals.
The Broken Bay Girls Under 15s Touch team took out the NSWCCC championship in Dubbo, while the Boys Open Football team won their Grand Final against Metropolitan Catholic Colleges after an undefeated season.
Samuel Brisby, a teacher at St John the Baptist Catholic School, Freshwater, also represented Australia in the men’s Open Touch Football team, which won all five of their games against Japan and New Zealand at the championships.
The Open Boys and Open Girls teams made it to the Touch Grand Finals, but lost in very close games, with the Under 15 Boys team missing out on the Grand Final by the narrowest of margin.
Mark Feledy manager of the Under 15 Girls Touch team commented: “From the outset, the girls were extremely committed and determined, and were rewarded with a sensational victory.”
The Open Girls coach, Rachael Elcoate, said that all four teams did Broken Bay proud. “We had a good training session the day before and this was paramount to the success of the association,” she said. “We certainly look forward to next year.”
Nineteen students from Broken Bay Diocese were also selected for NSWCCC state teams, quite an achievement.